UAA kicks off Juneteenth celebrations in Anchorage

JuneteenthUAA Student Activities, in partnership with Student Life and Leadership and the Multicultural Center, will jumpstart Juneteenth holiday celebration in the UAA South Lot Lawn, adjacent to the Wells Fargo Sports Complex. This event will be held from 11:45 a.m.-1:15 p.m. June 18 and is free for UAA students with valid ID from spring or summer semesters. The cost of entry is $10 for UAA staff/faculty and $12 for the general public.

According to the official Juneteenth website, the name “Juneteenth” refers to date of June 19, 1895, which is widely accepted as the date that the last slaves were freed under the Emancipation Proclamation signed by President Abraham Lincoln nearly two years earlier.

Check back for updates and information about Juneteenth celebrations this year.